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Using DBmarlin to monitor MariaDB and SkySQL

Over recent years there has been a move towards cloud and managed IT services. This has evolved from initial Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, to the hundreds of offerings...

DBmarlin 1.10.0 released - with improved Execution Plans and more

Version 1.10 of DBmarlin brings much easier to read executions plans which means you can more quickly diagnose the root cause of slow SQL.

How I quickly solved Azure SQL TempDB File contention with DBmarlin

This is a guest blog by Ezhil Arasu, QA Architect at Encora Inc. describing his recent experience of tuning Azure SQL.

The Importance of Understanding Change

Having spent many years in database and service management, I’ve lost count of the number of severity-one incidents where services have gone down and the business users expect the technical...

DBmarlin 1.9.0 released - with Knowledge Base and wait event recommendations

Version 1.9 of DBmarlin brings the ability to quickly understand database wait events, what they mean and what can be done to reduce them.

Top 10 causes of database performance problems and how to troubleshoot

When a client tells you that their database is running slowly, it can be impossible to know where to start. It’s just like the old joke when someone asks for...